Qi Lu

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Qi Lu

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Qi Lu has had more than his fill of losing to Google. For a decade, the technologist led development of Yahoo!’s Internet search technology and watched Google eclipse his company to become the Internet’s brightest star. He left Yahoo in August with vague plans to start a company or return to his native China. Then Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer came calling. He wanted Lu to consider taking over Microsoft’s online operations and lead the charge against Google one more time. Ballmer promised the company was willing to invest vast resources to compete, even if it took years to pay off. “The more I thought about it, the more it seemed like a duty,” says Lu, during an interview at the software giant’s Redmond (Wash.) headquarters on a balmy May day. “There’s a chance—a genuine chance—that we can make the search landscape a whole lot more competitive and healthy.”

Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-2082 Finance Transformation Virtual Summit 1 Days September 14, 2021
UE-2044 Application Delivery to Enable Work from Anywhere 0 Hours July 15, 2021
UE-1649 Virtual Summit Conference 39 Weeks April 1, 2020
UE-745 Faery Allies Telesummit 11 Weeks October 16, 2017
UE-302 Summit 2016 – Aim higher. Together. 79 Weeks June 27, 2016
UE-084 A Virtual Event for Developers 52 Weeks January 1, 2016